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crash dive a sudden and rapid emergency dive made by a submarine, esp. to avoid attack.
crash-dive to rapidly dive, or cause a submarine to dive, at a steep angle.
dive bomber a fighter-bomber designed to drop its bombs while diving toward the target.
diving bell a large metal chamber used for underwater work and supplied with air under pressure equal to that of the surrounding water.
diving board a rigidly supported springboard that projects over water, used for diving.
diving suit any of various outfits worn by underwater divers, esp. a heavy, sealed garment with a detachable helmet that supplies pumped air.
dumpster diving (slang) in North America, the practice of rummaging through trash to find useful items that have been discarded.
nose dive a sudden, steep, downward plunge of an aircraft, with the forward section pointing down. [2 definitions]
power dive a steep downward plunge of an aircraft such as a fighter plane that is accelerated by engine power as well as gravity.
scuba diving the act of swimming underwater wearing scuba gear, as for recreation or scientific investigation.
skin diving swimming in which the swimmer is equipped to move about quickly and easily underwater, as with flippers, face mask, scuba equipment, or the like.
swan dive a headfirst dive in which the legs are kept straight, the back is arched, and the arms are straight out to the sides before being brought overhead as the diver is about to enter the water.